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Vertical Root Barrier Panels


SKU EP-1250

Vertical Root Barrier Panels are a common and long-lasting approach to prevent root damage to your property. They are designed to direct root growth downward, This greatly reduces the risk of damage to sidewalks, walls, driveways, and other structures nearby roots. The panels are made in the USA from High Impact Polypropylene (HIPP), and a joiner strip is pre-installed in the factory to provide a quick and reliable connection. Additionally, our panels have an Anchor LockTM external flange at the base to secure them in the ground and a "T" top edge to prevent root overgrowth. Either a long, straight line of defense or a 90° angle can be created when connecting the panels.

Used in all types of planting installations. The are available in 12”, 18”, 24”, and 36" depths.


Linear Feet Per Carton:

- 12" Depth - 100'
- 18" Depth - 50'
- 24" Depth - 40'
- 36" Depth - 28'

Product Specifics

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Product Features

  • Include a "T" top edge to prevent root overgrowth and an external flange at the base to lock panels in the ground.
  • Included joint pieces provide a secure connection between panels
  • Helps protect against the high cost of reparations due to cracks in foundations and buckled sidewalks and driveways.
  • Made in the USA


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Surround Applications:

  • EP Series Root Barriers can be installed in either a linear or surround configuration. The panels are flexible allowing for the installer to completely surround the tree root base.
  • Linear Applications:

    • Before the tree is planted, connect the root barrier panels to a length of 6 feet. If multiple trees or a row of trees are to be planted, be sure to allow the barrier to extend at least 3 feet to on either side of the first and last trees in the row.
    • Dig a trench along the sidewalk or patio centered on the planting site, 6 feet long and appropriately deep so the top of the root barrier will be 1/2" to 1" above the finished soil grade or flush with the level of the sidewalk or patio, whichever is lower.
    • Place the pre-assembled panels in the trench. Center the root barrier on the planting spot so it extends for 3 feet on either side of the tree trunk. Be sure that the ridges on the root barrier panels are facing the tree. Double check that the root barrier panels are 1/2" to 1" above the soil line.
    • Backfill while taking extra care to keep the root barrier in place.